Stepnell completes Beechwood Park retirement community at Stow on the Wold


National contractor Stepnell has completed works on behalf of Brio Retirement Living to design and build the £29 million Beechwood Park – a 106 dwelling luxury retirement living community in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

The completed Beechwood Park retirement consists of one, two, and three bedroomed bungalows and apartments, each cladded in Cotswold Stone.

Colin Chiles, operations director at Stepnell, said: “We are delighted to open the doors to Beechwood Park, a to provide a first-class retirement living experience in the heart of the Cotswolds.

“Together with Brio, we have prioritised the environmental performance of the residential community throughout every phase of planning and delivery, which has been recognised as part of the BREEAM accreditation process to achieve “Very Good” standard. This has been achieved as result of a strong collaborative effort.”

To achieve the BREEAM ‘Very Good’ standard, the team demonstrated ‘best practice’ – the performance rating reserved for the top 10% of new UK non-domestic buildings.

Colin continued: “This development follows a series of retirement village projects in the region, including the recently delivered £5.25m Edwardstow Court in the centre of Stow. Stepnell has quickly become recognised as a national contractor of choice for retirement developments, which has organically grown through a series of successful partnerships.”

The residential units are now available with a range of buy, part-own, rent and part-rent options.

Stepnell’s completion adds to a growing portfolio of care projects, which will soon include the £6.5m The Gables Care Home on Bennett Drive in Birmingham and a £4.3m refurbishment project at the Town Thorns Care Home in Rugby, with work currently underway at both sites.